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Controller - City of Saco

Start Date: May 13, 2024 | End Date: May 31, 2024
County: York County
Job Type: Finance

The City of Saco is seeking a Controller who will be responsible for supporting the Finance Director with monitoring, supporting, and ensuring effective budget management, grant administration, and financial analysis. The Controller provides oversight of all core accounting functions and remains current on all reporting standards, investment and banking compliance requirements, and best municipal financial practices including accounting functions, payroll processing, and preparation of financial statements and reports.


  1. Oversees the Accounts Payable, Revenues and Grants, Payroll, and other finance functions.
  2. Performs month-end closure procedures.
  3. Reviews and approves journal entries and other functions performed by staff.
  4. Establishes and maintains internal control procedures that align with state and national standard accounting procedures.
  5. Conducts quarterly audits of benefit billing and payroll and provides recommendations to the appropriate department head.
  6. Responsible for the year-end audit process and preparation for the same, including assisting the Finance Director with the preparation of the city's Annual Comprehensive Financial Report in compliance with GFOA guidelines.
  7. Assists the Finance Director and City Administrator with the municipal budget process including the Capital Program and Tax Increment Financing Districts.
  8. Prepares all necessary reporting for State and Federal grants awarded to the city.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned.

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